Italy is trying to come up with something that could compensate for Mifed's demise. And, in so doing, their efforts could rattle Venice, stirring the fest to fast track plans for a market.
A run-of-the mill romantic comedy centered on a love-crazed girl who hires an actor to disrupt her best friend's wedding plans, "Perfect Man" is a formulaic four-hander that's a remake of Spanish…
A mixed bag of titles, ranging from the Italo preem of Warner Bros.' big-budget "Batman Begins" to U.S. surreal thriller "Limbo," a first feature made for $9,000 by Nigerian helmer Thomas Ikimi, will…
RAI journalists and sportscasters went on a one-day strike Saturday in a protest against management at the Italo pubcaster, whose designated prexy, Andrea Monorchio, was rejected by Parliament…
Is the medium the message for Silvio Berlusconi? Italy's TV-tycoon-turned prime minister has come under fire after a report claimed the government spent 92.2% of an estimated E5.3 million ($6.4…
Italy has selected the bureaucrat formerly in charge of administering the country's finances as prexy of pubcaster RAI. The choice of Andrea Monorchio is a surprise as appointment to the post, along…
The Eternal City plans to bow its own high-profile international film fest in October 2006, occupying Milan's defunct Mifed film mart timeslot. Robert De Niro has accepted Rome mayor Walter…
True to its top-dog standing, Italy's Medusa Film is back from Cannes with a stack of freshly inked deal memos clinching promising -- if somewhat edgy -- titles, likely to bolster the Silvio…
The 62nd Venice Intl. Film Festival will open with Hong Kong helmer Tsui Hark's epic martial arts fantasy "Seven Swords," out of competition.
First the Vatican sends out a puff of white smoke -- now it's accused of sending out electromagnetic waves.